Read for 15 Results

On January 26 and 27, thousands of people took the Read for 15 challenge by reading for 15 minutes and logging their reading with their local library. This year 15,732 Calgarians read, and then reported their reading to us — on social media, on our website, and on the street with our volunteer sticker patrol…
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Read 150: It’s a Wrap!

To celebrate Canada 150, we challenged Calgarians to read 150 books in 2017. We asked, and you delivered. In 365 days you spent over 10,000 hours reading 3,400 books. We were blown away with all the submissions, and extend our congratulations to our 11 monthly winners and one grand prize winner — who read over…
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under an umbrella we met

Step into the actual shoes of Indigenous Youth and listen to their stories. Experience the free exhibition of five short films by Humainologie at Memorial Park Library. Join us at the exhibit opening for a blessing from a local elder, meet the youth in the films, hear the vision behind the exhibition from the director, and…
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The Mayor’s Holiday Storytime

Join Mayor Naheed Nenshi for a special holiday storytime at Engine 23, Central Library’s 22-tonne fire engine! Families attending this free, drop-in event can enjoy hot chocolate as the Mayor reads some of his favourite holiday stories. Holiday crafts for kids will be available, and we’ll even have a special visitor all the way from…
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Calgary Public Library Introduces A New Way To Watch Movies For Free

Attention all movie buffs! Calgary Public Library members can now access more than 30,000 films for free, thanks to a new e-resource called Kanopy. What is Kanopy? Kanopy, a popular on-demand video streaming service for public libraries, is now available online in our E-Library. Watch award-winning documentaries and acclaimed films, rare and hard-to-find titles, must-see…
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Build and Play!

  Join us for a special storytime at the opening of our new Calgary Foundation Early Learning Centre at Signal Hill Library. This is the third Early Learning Centre funded by the Calgary Foundation and an anonymous donor's $1 million investment, and the ninth Early Learning Centre in our system.  Our Early Learning Centres are free…
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New Central Library Facts

The New Central Library opens in November, 2018. Learn more about this new gathering place for our city with these fast facts: The City of Calgary has been planning for a new Central Library since 2004, when it first devoted funds to study future library needs. Throughout 2012, more than 16,000 Calgarians participated in an…
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